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Old 01-13-2011, 05:23 PM   #1
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I have been asked to take my turn in preparing our local quiz night. Normally this sort of thing is dominated by 3 or 4 geeky individuals *raises hand* who know a lot of the right answers. I want to do something which will be a bit more open. So, I came up with the idea of basing it on Family Feud (Wiki is your friend, if you don't know the show), in which there aren't really any right answers.

Now, it's easy to find some questions on the Interwebs, but I'm afraid that the geek element may already be boning up on those, since I blurted out my great idea a couple of weeks ago. So I thought I'd try to get some fresh data.

So, what I would like people to do, is to answer the following questions, one per line, with the first answer that you come up with, and send them to me ***by private message and not in the thread***.

There is no reward for you, other than that when I have the totals in a week or so, I will publish them and you can see how many top answers you got.

Thanks...

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1. Name something which you might buy in an antique shop.

2. Name something which you might find in a shirt pocket.

3. Name something which you might put on a wall.

4. Name something which you could take to a housewarming party.

5. Name a creature which people find annoying.

6. Name an activity which takes place in the sea.

7. Name an object which you would find in a baby's bedroom.

8. Name an activity which people find relaxing.

9. Name a flower which you might find in somebody's garden.

10. Name a job which doesn't have fixed working hours.

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11. Name a task which people don't like to do when it's raining.

12. Name something which you use mainly in the summer.

13. Name something which you find in a church.

14. Name a job which pays a lot of money.

15. Name something which people do when they are embarrassed.

16. Name something which people change frequently.

17. Name a good place for a first date.

18. Name an object which you would find in a primary school classroom.

19. Name an animal which you might find in a tree.

20. Name a subject which causes family disputes.

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Old 01-15-2011, 12:17 PM   #2
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Shameless bump of this thread to drum up more responses... and to thank those who have already sent in theirs!
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:44 AM   #3
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The quiz was last night. It was a lot of fun to do, and especially nice to see everyone joining in - at many pub quizzes, when certain categories turn up, you can see whole groups of people switching off, whereas everyone has something to contribute on the subjects covered here.

The winning team was a group of four American teachers from the locla bilingual elementary school. They didn't even know that the quiz was on, but the pub was full downstairs and so their drink-and-meal-out was moved into the middle of our area, so they pitched in.

Here is the more-or-less raw data which I got from here and a couple of other forums, with a mixture of Brits and Americans. Some answers have been merged when they were "more or less the same thing". Thanks again to everyone who contributed.

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1. Name something which you might buy in an antique shop.
Furniture                  25      (Table, chair, desk, dresser)
Clock                      17      (Grandfather clock)
Vase                        6
Lamp                        3
Barometer                   1
Camera                      1
China                       1
Coins                       1
Compass                     1
Glassware                   1
Jewellery                   1
Kitchen gadgets             1
Map                         1
Old advertising sign        1
Ornament                    1
Painting                    1
Piano                       1
Rocking Furniture           1
Sewing machine              1


2. Name something which you might find in a shirt pocket.
Pen                        42      (Biro, ballpoint)
Fluff                      14      (Lint)
Handkerchief                3      (Tissue)
Cigarettes                  2
Glasses                     2      (Sunglasses)
Calculator                  1
Coins                       1
GPS                         1
Pencil                      1
Phone                       1
Receipt                     1
Toothpick                   1


3. Name something which you might put on a wall.
Painting                   42      (Painting, picture frame)
Poster                      6
Clock                       5
Wallpaper                   5
Mirror                      3
Calendar                    2
Graffiti                    2
Map                         2
Paint                       1
Photograph                  1
Rawlplug                    1


4. Name something which you could take to a housewarming party.
Wine                       46      (Champagne)
Plant                      11      (Flowers)
Food                        7      (Chocolate, cake)
Kitchen appliance           2      (Toaster)
Beer                        1
Bowl                        1
Candle                      1
Vase                        1


5. Name a creature which people find annoying.
Mosquito                   17
Fly                         7
Cats                        6
Dogs                        6
Wasp                        4
Ants                        3
Seagulls                    3
Politician                  3
Jar-Jar Binks               2
Mice                        2
Rats                        2
Kangaroo                    1
Midge                       1
Pigeons                     1
Possum                      1
Raccoon                     1
Sheep                       1
Skunk                       1
Slug                        1
Snake                       1
Spider                      1
Squirrels                   1
Troll                       1
Woodlice                    1


6. Name an activity which takes place in the sea.
Swimming                   26
Scuba diving               13
Sailing                    10      (Boating)
Fishing                     9
Surfing                     8
Sex                         1
Shuffleboard                1
Tide                        1
Urinating                   1


7. Name something which you would find in a baby's bedroom.
Cot                        42
Rattle                      5
Mobile                      4
Changing table              4      (Changing mat)
Baby                        2
Baby monitor                2
Diapers                     2
Teddy bear                  2
Baby blanket                1
Baby turd                   1
Bottle                      1
Diaper pail                 1
Doll                        1
Playpen                     1
Serial killer               1


8. Name an activity which people find relaxing.
Reading                    23
Massage                     8
Sleeping                    8
Watching TV                 7
Having a bath               5      (Jacuzzi)
Knitting                    2
Listening to music          2
Sunbathing                  2
Boating                     1
Gardening                   1
Golf                        1
Hiking                      1
Meditation                  1
Reading a book              1
Smoking                     1
Smoking a spliff            1
Swimming                    1
Walking                     1
Yoga                        1


9. Name a flower which you might find in somebody's garden.
Rose                       41
Daffodil                    9      (Narcissus)
Daisy                       8
Tulip                       2
Rhododendron                2
Chrysanthemum               1
Dandelion                   1
Lavender                    1
Nasturtium                  1
Pansy                       1
Petunia                     1
Plants                      1
Sweet pea                   1


10. Name a job which doesn't have fixed working hours.
Writer                     11
Doctor                      7
Policeman                   5
Plumber                     4
Sales                       4
Firefighter                 3
Politician                  3
Artist                      2
Consultant                  2
Teacher                     2
Bar work                    2
Academic                    1
Actor                       1
Airline pilot               1
Ambulance driver            1
Assassin                    1
Cabbie                      1
Coastguard                  1
Computer programming        1
Dog Groomer                 1
Farming                     1
Footballer                  1
Lawyer                      1
Member of the armed forces  1
Mom                         1
Mother                      1
Movie actor                 1
Mummy                       1
Pastor                      1
Photographer                1
Snowplough driver           1
Software development        1
Spy                         1
Stunt man                   1
Waiter                      1


11. Name a task which people don't like to do when it's raining.
Gardening                  24
Mowing the lawn            13
Walking the dog             7
Shopping                    5
Washing the car             4
Putting the bin out         3
Walking                     3
Exercise                    2
BBQ                         1
Clean the gutters           1
Clean the house             1
Commuting                   1
Errands                     1
Ironing                     1
Moving                      1
Outside ones                1
Sunbathe                    1


12. Name something which you use mainly in the summer.
Sunscreen                  13
Barbecue                    8
Sunglasses                  6
Bathing suit                5
Deckchair                   4
Garden furniture            4
Lawnmower                   4
Swimming pool               3
Air conditioning            3
Insect spray                2
Swimming                    2
Beach                       1
Beach ball                  1
Bicycle                     1
Convertible                 1
Deck                        1
Fan                         1
Garden hose                 1
Gardening tools             1
Hose pipe                   1
Kayak                       1
Paddling pool               1
Parasol                     1
Sandals                     1
Shorts                      1
Sunroof                     1
Windbreak                   1


13. Name something which you find in a church.
Pews                       23
Altar                      16
Cross                       6
Priest                      6
Font                        5
Bible                       4
Organ                       2
Pulpit                      2
A cohort of angry atheists  1
Hypocrisy                   1
Incense                     1
Peace                       1
Steeple                     1
Tea                         1


14. Name a job which pays a lot of money.
Doctor                     19      (Surgeon)
Banker                     18
Lawyer                      9
CEO                         8
Film star                   5
Stockbroker                 3
Pro athlete                 4
MP                          1
Payroll manager             1
Rock Star                   1
Shipping magnate            1


15. Name something which people do when they are embarrassed.
Blush                      60
Stammer                     3
Look away                   2
Backtrack                   1
Change underpants           1
Cough                       1
Fart                        1
Hide                        1


16. Name something which people change frequently.
Underwear                  48      (Socks)
Clothes                     6
Diapers                     4
Their mind                  3
TV Channel                  2
Sheets                      2
Batteries                   1
E-mail address              1
Hairstyle                   1
Passwords                   1
Toilet paper roll           1


17. Name a good place for a first date.
Restaurant                 25
Cinema                     24
Bar                        11      (Coffee shop)
Museum                      2
Zoo                         2      (Art gallery)
Buggered if I know          1
Concert                     1
Crazy Golf                  1
McDonalds                   1
Page 1 of Calendar          1
Paris                       1


18. Name an object which you would find in a primary school classroom.
Blackboard                 18
Crayons                    10
Desks                       9
Chalk                       5
Pencil                      4
Chairs                      4
Books                       3
Map                         3
Teacher                     2
ABC chart                   1
Balloon                     1
Children                    1
Computer                    1
Globe                       1
Lego                        1
Playdoh                     1
PVA Glue                    1
Ruler                       1
Scissors                    1
Sugar paper                 1
Guinea pig                  1


19. Name an animal which you might find in a tree.
Squirrel                   23
Monkey                     20
Koala                       9
Bird                        8
Cat                         4
Leopard                     2
Bamboo Octopus              1
Child                       1
Lemur                       1
Raccoon                     1


20. Name a subject which causes family disputes.
Money                      29
Politics                    8
Wills/Inheritance           7
Divorce                     3
Family Fortunes             3
Television                  3
Bedtime                     2
Child-rearing               2
Chores                      2
Holidays                    2
Vaccination                 2
Bathroom usage              1
Homework                    1
Incest                      1
Irresponsibility            1
Religion                    1
The in-laws                 1
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17. Name a good place for a first date.
Restaurant 25
Cinema 24
Bar 11 (Coffee shop)
Museum 2
Zoo 2 (Art gallery)
Buggered if I know 1
Concert 1
Crazy Golf 1
McDonalds 1
Page 1 of Calendar 1
Paris 1
McDonalds is not a restaurant? You trying to tell me that is not food?
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